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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation StickInfluenster Beauty Awards Winner 2018
32 varieties available

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

BY HOURGLASS #2 in Foundation Sticks

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.49 / 5 based on 7,567 Reviews


A Revolutionary Foundation Stick With The Coverage Of A Concealer, The Fluidity Of A Liquid, And The Weightlessness Of A Powder In A Longwearing Waterproof Formula For Undetectable Full Coverage. The Unprecedented Concentration Of Pigment In This Foundation Provides Maximum Coverage With Minimum Product, Concealing All Discoloration And Imperfections For Flawless Skin With A Seamless Finish.

Features And Benefits:

• A Foundation And Concealer In One, This Concentrated Formula Contains Double The Amount Of Pigment Versus Traditional Foundations For Instant Coverage In One Application.
• Long Wearing, Waterproof Formula Provides 12 Hour Coverage.
• Innovative Formula Adjusts To Your Body Temperature To Effortlessly Blend Into The Skin.
• Designed Specifically To Be Used With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush For The Most Seamless Finish. 
• Available In 32 Shades To Perfectly Match Every Skin Tone. 
• Vegan
• .25 Oz / 7.2 G

• Based On A 1-week Consumer Study Of 31 Women, Vanish™ Demonstrated Dramatic Visible Improvements:
-100% Reported Product Was Fast And Easy To Use And Apply
-97% Saw An Instant Improvement In Skin Appearance
-97% Reported Product Effectively Covered Redness And Skin Imperfections
-94% Reported Product Blended Seamlessly Into Their Own Skin
-94% Reported Product Effectively Covered Skin Discoloration, Pores, Blemishes And Dark Under Eye Circles
-90% Reported Product Effectively Covered Hyperpigmentation And Dark Spots 

Shade Descriptions
Blanc - Fairest, Cool Undertone
Cream - Very Fair, Cool Undertone
Alabaster - Fair, Cool Undertone
Porcelain - Fair, Neutral Undertone
Bisque - Fair, Warm Undertone
Linen - Very Light, Warm Undertone
Vanilla - Light, Cool Undertone
Shell - Light, Neutral Undertone
Natural - Light, Warm Undertone
Buff - Light, Warm Undertone
Ivory - Light Medium, Cool Undertone
Warm Ivory - Light Medium, Warm Undertone
Nude - Light Medium, Neutral Undertone
Sand - Light Medium, Golden Undertone
Golden - Medium, Golden Undertone
Golden Natural - Medium, Olive Undertone
Light Beige - Medium, Cool Undertone
Beige - Medium, Warm Undertone
Warm Beige - Medium Beige, Neutral Undertone
Golden Tan - Medium Beige, Warm Undertone
Honey - Medium Beige, Golden Undertone
Warm Honey - Medium Beige, Neutral Undertone
Amber - Medium Tan, Warm Undertone
Golden Amber - Medium Tan, Golden Undertone
Natural Amber - Medium Tan, Neutral Undertone
Warm Almond - Medium Deep, Golden Undertone
Golden Almond - Medium Deep, Neutral Undertone
Almond - Medium Deep, Cool Undertone
Sable - Medium Deep, Neutral Undertone
Walnut - Deep, Warm Undertone
Chestnut - Deep, Neutral Undertone
Espresso - Deep, Cool Undertone

How To Use:

This Versatile Stick Foundation Can Be Used In A Multitude Of Ways, From Sheer To Full Coverage, To Contour And Highlight, And To Conceal Imperfections. 

Full Coverage For A Virtually Perfect Complexion 
1. Prep Skin With Veil Mineral Primer 
2. Dot 3 Triangular Dots In The Center Of Both Sides Of The Face - 3 Dots On The Chin, 3 Dots On The Tops Of The Cheekbones And 3 Dots On The Forehead 
3. Buff In With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In Tiny Circular Motions 
4. To Use As A Concealer, Dot 3 Triangular Dots Under Each Eye And Blend Using A Stippling And Buffing Motion With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush 

Sheer-medium Coverage For A Natural, Everyday Look 
1. Prep Skin With Veil Mineral Primer 
2. Lightly Dot Foundation Where Needed Such As Chin, Forehead, Center Of Face 
3. Buff In With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In Tiny Circular Motions 
4. To Use As A Concealer, Lightly Dot Foundation Under The Eyes As Needed And Blend With The Ring Finger In A Gentle Tapping Motion 

Contour/Highlight To Add Dimension And Light To The Face 
1. Choose Shade 1-2 Shades Deeper Than Your Natural Skin Tone 
2. Dot 3 Triangular Dots Of Contour Color Under The Cheekbones, Along The Sides Of The Nose, Temples Of The Forehead And Along The Jawline 
3. Blend With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In A Stippling And Circular Buffing Motion 

1. Choose Shade 1-2 Shades Lighter Than Your Natural Skin Tone 
2. Dot 3 Triangular Dots Under The Eyes, Along The Tops Of The Cheekbones, Bridge Of The Nose And Chin 
3. Blend With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In A Stippling And Circular Buffing Motion

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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Reviews (7567)
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Media (609)
Jennifer C.
Tewksbury, MA
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Bisque more...
This is my favorite high end foundation of all time! I have to begin this by putting that out there. As much as this product is expensive, there is no denying that this foundation is absolutely beautiful on the skin. Hourglass Cosmetics absolutely nailed it with this formula. It is definitely FULL coverage - a little goes a long way! But as full coverage as it is, it is light on the skin, so your face doesn’t feel heavy or weighed down. And even if you feel like maybe you applied too much, no worries, the formula blends out beautifully and melts into the skin so there is never an issue of looking cakey. This foundation introduced my newfound love for cream stick foundations. There is a wide shade range making it inclusive for all skin tones. The packaging is stunning. I love the dark brown metal component - it is on the heavy side, which makes it feel luxurious. The component is also slim which makes it perfect for traveling!
Jessica B.
Brookhaven, GA
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
The name says it all! I have put down all my other foundations for this. The range of shades were perfect for my darker skin. I could have honestly gotten away with two different shades. I wear Almond. What I love about this foundation is how light it is but it still gives coverage when I want to do a full face. It blends out...well seamlessly! I will say i don't like the way it feels initially when I put it on. I apply it directly to my face and blend it out with a slightly damp beauty blender. The feeling is kind of oily, but it goes away once blended out. Still, I make sure to cleanse m face really well. I feel like this foundation fills in pores. That's great for your look, but I don't know how good that would be for your skin!
Breanna S.
San Carlos
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love the coverage this foundation gives. The finish was radiant and dewy which is great for my dry skin. I will definitely be repurchasing this foundation in the future
Kate M.
8 reviews
Review for: Buff more...
This is a gorgeous product if you’re looking to cover e v e r y t h i n g. It blends easy and last a long time. If you don’t like heavy products, this might not be for you, but it builds nicely which makes it easy to work with.
Elle H.
Seattle, WA
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Alabaster more...
I heard all of the hype for this foundation stick but initially stayed far away. It was only until I was at Sephora looking for a full coverage non-liquid foundation that this was recommended to me. I was given a sample of the veil primer and also bought the foundation brush from HG to go with it. The primer did not help one bit. I watched so many YT reviews and tips on application but that didn't help. Everyone was saying you barely need to use any and just 3-4 stripes would give enough coverage. Definitely not the case with me. I had to use about 10 stripes all over my face to make it look full coverage. It didn't seem to last more than 4 hours before separating from a dry patch on my chin, and looked patchwork as the day went on. I tried over and over to make this work!

This sat on my shelf for a few months until I started using my Drunk Elephant skincare as my primer and used my givenchy powder quad for a setting powder. This is the only combo that will make this foundation work for me! I have normal skin with a small dry patch on my chin crease just FYI. The color selection worked for me, and I wear shade Alabaster. I always wear the lightest shade in any line.
Jessica P.
San Jose, CA
4 reviews
At first, I hated this foundation but then it definitely grew on me. Amazing coverage although it can be a little dry. It's also extremely easy to apply with the stick. Although this is a bit pricey for the foundation, I would definitely rebuy.
Lexi M.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this foundation finish. It’s very easy to spread and easy to use. I haven’t gotten to use it much do to me just recently purchasing it. But it is a great product
Crystal S.
Deland, FL
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Beige more...
I received a sample of this Hourglass foundation in the shade beige in my Play! by Sephora box for the month of August and I honestly loved it when testing it out yesterday and today. The foundation is super lightweight so it doesn't feel all heavy on my skin and gives a great full coverage to my skin so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it concealed texture on my skin that is visibly noticeable when I use my Maybeline Fit Me foundation. I think the formula is great and the foundation lasts on my skin throughout my whole day (I used the Smashbox primer underneath). I am enjoying the sample size and I am strongly considering purchasing the full size product but I want to still test out how many days I can do my foundation with the sample size and then multiply that by the size of the actual foundation stick to make sure my purchase of course would be worth it! So far loving it! 
Caroline K.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My holy grail, cult, all time, favorite foundation of all time. I actually purchased this about six months ago but it took me until the last month or two (and finishing the stick!) to truly appreciate what a truly fabulous product this is. I think my initial mistake was using too much product/powder and a combination of the cold weather giving too full of coverage/drying effect. However, I have been LOVING this for spring/summer. I don’t even use a primer, concealer or powder some days - I simply put some product onto my Sephora foundation brush and it blends into my skin perfectly, giving a luminous glow, that covers all my imperfections yet still looks natural. For going out nights, I will lightly tap some setting powder and a bit of contour to shape face. This product has actually turned me into somewhat of a minimal face product girl - who would’ve thought?!
Laurel B.
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Light Beige more...
What a stunning foundation. This foundation has one of the most gorgeous initial finishes I have ever seen. It photographs incredibly well, and provides the most luminous and youthful sheen to the skin that many full coverage foundations fail to achieve. It does take a good amount of work to blend out fully, as it is a densely pigmented foundation stick, but it leaves the skin with a smooth and flawless finish. What I love is that Hourglass is completely reasonable with its estimated wear time. Hourglass doesn’t make outlandish claims stating that this is an ultra-long wearing foundation; rather, it claims that it will wear well for about 12 hours, and in my experience, that is right on the money. After about 8 hours, it noticeably starts to break up on the skin, but the finish oddly still remains beautiful. The price point is the only glaring downside to this foundation, as the amount of product within a single stick does not seem to justify such a hefty price tag.
Salome M.
Fontana, CA
17 reviews
I never tried this product but I heard it really good. Is it full coverage. Is it light wait is it patchy
Ashley S.
29 reviews
How thick is this? Like I know putting a contouring powder over a thick product can look muddy and just ew so has anyone tried this for contouring? Hos the staying time? does it break up? Please let me know looking for a new go to!!
Alina P.
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have some good reviews on this product. I read good coverage, not oily, and pretty pricey. My concern is the wear time? How long did anyone had to reapply or if that is a problem with this foundation? Thanks!
Ana H.
Chula Vista, CA
205 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this give full coverage?
Rebecca A.
West Chester, PA
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have oily and acne prone skin. How will this work for me? Also how is its coverage for current acne/acne scars?

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